2019/20 End of Season Awards

6 November 2020

We looked back on a memorable season today, announcing the awards from the 2019-20 season which concluded at Exeter Chiefs in the semi-finals of the Gallagher Premiership.

It was clear to see a togetherness from this team last season, especially after the restart with some exceptional performances ensuring Bath’s playoff spot.

This togetherness and development should fill supporters with pride and excitement for what is to come, as players return to Farleigh House this week for pre-season.

Ruaridh McConnochie and Tom Dunn received two awards each, with both England Internationals picking up the major awards of the night too. McConnochie picked up the Players’ Player of the Season, being voted by his peers for another superb campaign and local lad Dunn was awarded the Supporters’ Player of the Year to top off a career defining season for the recently capped England International.

Both Ruaridh and Tom were exceptional throughout the season and thoroughly deserve their accolades, with both players expressing their thanks to team-mates and supporters earlier today.

Award-WINNERS

🏆 Top points scorer: Rhys Priestland
🏆 Top try scorer: 
Ruaridh McConnochie
🏆 Try of the Season:
 Will Chudley (v London Irish – Away)
🏆 Best Forward: Tom Dunn
🏆 Academy player of Season: Gabriel Hamer-Webb
🏆 Best Back: Ruaridh McConnochie
🏆 Most Improved: Will Stuart
🏆 Supporters' Player of the Season: Tom Dunn
🏆 Spirit of Rugby Award: Harrison Sheppard (Trowbridge RFC)
🏆 Players' Player of the Season: Ruaridh McConnochie

Initially, we looked back at those players who celebrated key milestones throughout the course of the season. There was a massive achievement from fan favourite Semesa Rokoduguni, who made his 150th appearance in the Blue, Black and White and we know supporters’ will hope there is many more to come! Rhys Priestland, Elliott Stooke and Club Captain Charlie Ewels also celebrated a key milestone, all reaching their 100th appearances for Bath.

Rhys Priestland was again recognised for being the Gallagher Premiership and Bath Rugby’s top points scorer, in another consistently brilliant season for our number 10. The fly-half accumulated 200 points between Rounds 1-22 of the 2019/20 season, surpassing Wasps Marcus Smith to claim the trophy.

Ruaridh McConnochie was recognised for being Bath’s top try scorer once again, crossing the line 9 times throughout the 19/20 season, only two behind Ollie Thorley who was awarded the Gallagher Premiership top try scorer.


Top points scorer: Rhys Priestland

 


Top try scorer: Ruaridh McConnochie

 


Try of the Season: Will Chudley (v London Irish – Away)

 


Best Forward: Tom Dunn

 


Academy player of Season: Gabriel Hamer-Webb

 


Best Back: Ruaridh McConnochie

 


Most Improved: Will Stuart

 


Supporters' Player of the Season: Tom Dunn

 


Spirit of Rugby Award: Harrison Sheppard

 


Players' Player of the Season: Ruaridh McConnochie

 


It was the longest season in Bath’s and Premiership history and one every Bath supporter should be proud of, with some exceptional team performances and an abundance of individual brilliance.

Congratulations again to all the guys nominated and to this season’s winners, we look forward to the 2020-21 campaign starting at the Rec against Newcastle Falcons on Saturday 21st November.

Have a great evening!  

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